Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: NEW Iriver for the blind
Re: NEW Iriver for the blind
From: Mickey Quenzer <mickeyqu_at_comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 18:20:20 -0700
Thanks Jonas for giving me the information below.
Can you tell me more about what chip set the system would need in order to
work with the rockbox development?
The problem with the current line of devices is that they employ a
Texas-Instruments DSP chip, which has no free compiler available. This
is obviously a major problem and a Rockbox show-stopper.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonas H." <rasher_at_rasher.dk>
To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Friday, July 29, 2005 3:00 AM
Subject: Re: NEW Iriver for the blind
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2005 at 11:43:46AM +0200, Arnaud wrote:
>> I heard about a manufacturer of MP3 player caled nero or Neuro,
>> which have made the firmware open source.
> The name is Neuros. Information can be found on
> http://www.neurosaudio.com/ . They actually approached the Rockbox
> project on IRC not too long ago while they were holding an IRC meeting,
> discussing the next-gen Neuros (they're dumping their current line - it
> may already be out of production, but I'm not sure). I think they were
> mostly looking for any available input at that point though,
> brainstorming every idea they could think of.
>> I may able to find the information. but these hard isk MP3 players do
>> have pretty good specs
>> they can play / record audio and video etc.
>> Maybe we could adapt in some way Rockbox to these unit or sugest a
>> talking interface to the firmware developpers.
> The problem with the current line of devices is that they employ a
> Texas-Instruments DSP chip, which has no free compiler available. This
> is obviously a major problem and a Rockbox show-stopper.
> Maybe the next-gen will provide a more approachable hardware-set.
> Jonas H
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Received on 2005-08-02